All Yonkers Public Library locations are now open on Sundays from 12-5 pm!

Library of Things

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items – “Things” – you can check out with your library card, just like a book!  

CHROMEBOOK LAPTOPS AND MOBILE HOTSPOTS
(Riverfront Library Only)

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  • Chromebook laptops and hotspots can be checked out individually or as a set at the Riverfront Circulation desk.
  • An adult YPL card with no blocks is required.
  • Checkout period is three weeks. Up to one renewal per card, depending on availability and wait list.
  • One laptop and/or one hotspot per library card.
  • Laptops and hostpots must be returned in person to the Riverfront Circulation desk only. Please do not return them in the book drop or at other YPL locations.
  • Laptops and hotspots that are long overdue can be deactivated remotely. Please return them so others can take advantage of this service!

BIRD BACKPACK

  • Kits can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Kits include binoculars, backpack, and book on local birds
  • Checkout period is three weeks.
  • One kit per library card.
  • Kits must be returned in person to the Circulation desk.  Please do not put them in the dropbox.

 

 

BLOOD PRESSURE CUFFS

  • Kits can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Checkout period is three weeks.
  • One kit per library card.
  • Kits must be returned in person to the Circulation desk.  Please do not put them in the dropbox.

 

LAWN GAMES

  • Outdoor equipment is available to borrow at the Grinton I. Will Circulation desk.  
  • Choose from: Croquet, Lawn Bowling, Giant Dice, or Kubb.
  • Checkout period is three weeks.
  • One game per library card.
    • Games must be returned in person to the circulation desk and not the book drop. 

 

 

MUSEUM PASSES

  • Museum passes may be borrowed by Yonkers Public Library cardholders only
  • In most cases, these passes must be returned two days after check-out. For example: if you request to pick up a pass on Tuesday, it will be due back on Thursday.
  • For more information and to make reservations, click here.

 

 

TELESCOPES

  • Telescopes can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Kit includes Telescope, carrying case, and moon map & observer’s guide
  • Checkout period is two weeks.
  • One kit per library card.
  • Kits must be returned in person to the Riverfront Circulation desk. Please do not put them in the dropbox.

 

 

UKULELE KITS

  • Kits can be checked out at the Riverfront Circulation desk.
  • Kits include ukulele, carrying case, electronic tuner, and spare strings. 
  • Checkout period is three weeks.
  • One kit per library card.
  • Kits must be returned in person to the Riverfront Circulation desk.  Please do not put them in the dropbox.